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Do I Really Need a Guru?

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Do I Really Need a Guru?


Published November 12, 2009


Why is so much importance put on the "guru-disciple" relationship in Tibetan Buddhism? The interaction between student and teacher goes way beyond formal teachings and is deeper and more effective than anything we can learn in books or on the web. Teachers are a living demonstration of the dharma. They inspire us to think: "I can do it." They make the path something alive, possible and very, very real. But of course we need to become suitable disciples before we find a qualified teacher.

Geshe Tashi will discuss engaging in this profound practice through the use of logic and reasoning and not relying on blind faith. Find out why correctly relying on the spiritual teacher is the fuel that allows your own spiritual practice to take off. Geshe Tashi is teaching at Tse Chen Ling for the first time and then going to Vajrapani in Boulder Creek, CA to teach Kopan West, a ten-day residential lam-rim retreat that combines teachings, discussions, and guided meditations (Nov 13-22). Check their website, www.vajrapani.org, for more information.


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Reviewer: max064 - - January 31, 2013
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Reviewer: Pelzom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 27, 2010
Subject: The Amazing Geshe Tashi Tsering!
Do yourselves a favour and listen to this remarkable Tibetan Geshe. He's the resident teacher of Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London and most of the people there probably do not realise how fortunate they are.

He's an absolute inspiration and wort travelling across globe to spend time in his teachings.

Thank you.
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